February 12, 2014

Smokey and the Bandit

The truck and the car….1977: Smokey and the Bandit images used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.”

This Hal Needham, 1977 chase film was just the right thing for me yesterday.  Mindless crashes, splendid rushing here and there with great bangs and some pretty good music too.  The film kept me amused and in bed between swigs of Day Quill and sneezes.  All the Hollywood references and slang make sense, and the romance of the decade was on Reynolds and Field’s faces.

 Ah, the snowman rode again in three sequels and three more television films.  I just hope all those folks banked some of the money.  But it was the ‘80’s, and they probably partied it all away.

I did. 

  • Himself:  Worked hard and said he felt better yesterday, thought about going to the gym today.  I reminded him that he was still contagious.
  • Herself:  Slept all morning and read while watching “Smokey and the Bandit.”  Who knows how much I took in.  G reports that I really slept all day.
  • Reading:  Reichs, Bones Forever.
  • Balance:  There really isn’t any when you have a cold.


    1. Here take this box of kleenex and hot tea and tomorrow will be much better, I promise.

    2. I've read Kathy Reichs, the Canadian forensic pathologist. I assume you mean her?

      Take care of the cold. I was to return to the gym today, but gave up the idea. Walked the dog yesterday, first time in 1.5 weeks.

    3. Hi Mage:
      I am Don de Llamas' niece and in going online to look for some photos, I came across your blog and kind words about my uncle. My parents (Don's brother Lloyd) are hosting a memorial this Sunday (2/15/14) in San Diego and we would love to have you there, if you are available. We did not know who or how to reach out to Don's many friends from his days in San Diego other than the obituary, so seeing your blog was quite a treat. You may reach me at ingriddellamas@aol.com -Ingrid de Llamas

    4. Poor you.. take good care of yourself and feel better soon. At least the man shares. :)

    5. Much better watching than some - rest up and watch more of those fun films. They also say 'Laughter is the best medicine; so pop a comedy onto your viewing liast as well :)

    6. Have you had those really explosive sneezes?
      I get scared I'll blow my insides out.


    What a delight to get a note from you. Thanks for leaving one.


    George coming down Peter’s hall that’s lined with wood and artifacts from wonderful ocean liners of the past .             We ...